Oct 162014

If we look like we are sporting nice suntans the next time you see us, take a closer look because it’s not what it seems. What you are actually seeing is rust. Yeah, it rained that much yesterday.

The storm that has been raging across the country had lost a lot of its momentum by the time it reached Morehead City, but it still had plenty of rain with it. Lots and lots of rain. It started coming down a little after midnight and continued all day yesterday. It was pounding so hard on the roof of our motorhome that when my daughter-in-law Geli called from Alabama to wish me happy birthday, we didn’t even hear the phone ring!

Except for a quick trip to the post office and to pick up a few things at the store, we spent the day at home and I worked on the new issue of the Gypsy Journal while Terry was busy with bookkeeping and making me a delicious dinner of anchovy garlic aioli. Yummy! And for dessert, she made a chocolate birthday cake with chocolate cream frosting! Double yummy!

Birthday Cake

By 9 p.m. the storm had passed on out to sea, leaving puddles everywhere. I know because I stepped in one and soaked my shoe and foot with cold water.

Today we will be back on the road, headed for Hilton Head Island Motorcoach Resort in South Carolina. Friends have an RV lot there and have offered us the use of it for a while and we’re looking forward to checking it out. It’s almost 400 miles, and if we get an early start we should be able to make it. For the most part we’ve been limiting our traveling days to under 200 miles for the last couple of months, but I want to get there and get set up so I can concentrate on finishing the new issue of the paper to get it to our printer by our Monday deadline.

Hopefully, once that’s done we will have some time to explore Hilton Head. We may even get some kite flying done. Terry hasn’t had her new Revolution EXP in the air yet, and I think it’s about time, don’t you?

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  5 Responses to “It’s Not What It Seems”

  1. Please post some pics of Hikton Head Resort

    Would love to stay there some day


  2. Hey Nick we must be in a parallel universe. My birthday was last week, I love chocolate cake and I am in NC. We endured the rain at Art’s RV Sites in Fayettville. Nice spot, accepts Passport America and Art is cool guy. We are heading to Myrtle Beach today. I don’t have a deadline so I am looking forward to 4 days of fun in the sun. Drive careful. By the way, I also took US15 down from Gettysburg too. It is better now than ever.

  3. Belated happy birthday, Nick!

    It appears to me that you had a wonderful day spending time doing what you want, avoiding the bad weather, and eating Miss Terry’s tasty birthday dinner with that beautiful chocolate cake.

    May you have a great many more birthdays and continue to include us readers, friends, and family in your lives and adventures for a very long time to come.

  4. Happy Birthday Nick, sorry it is late but we had a nasty wind storm come thru and had to call our guy to come reset the antennas, my birthday is tomorrow and with our good weather we are heading to Austin to see our youngest grandson Hunter who is six month old now. Take care and be safe

  5. Well, Happy happy Birthday indeed!! With a yummy chocolate cake like that one, I think I would feel well celebrated!!

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